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Can We Win This War?

The other day someone asked me if I thought we could win the war in Afghanistan. I responded in the usual way by asking the questioner to define exactly what he meant by “winning” that particular war. End of conversation… I think that in general, if more people took the time to envision outcomes before [...]

Standard 90.1 Featured In ASHRAE Fall Educational Courses

Two new courses related to Standard 90.1 are part of the 12 online professional development courses being offered this fall by ASHRAE through the ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI). ALI courses provide professional development through in-depth information that is timely, practical and advanced beyond a fundamental level. The online courses allow attendees to log in to [...]

New Literature Details Energy Products

A new 4-page, full-color brochure from Staco Energy Products Company details the company’s full range of power quality products for schools, universities and research facilities. This new literature details voltage regulation, power conditioning, power factor correction, harmonic mitigation and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) for use within academic and research environments. The company has a line [...]

New Training Video – Lead Safety: Uncovering The Dangers

As of April 2010, the EPA now requires all firms that come in contact with lead-based paint during renovation and repair of buildings built before 1978 to follow specific procedures for containing the work area, minimizing dust, and proper clean up to prevent lead contamination. Summit’s comprehensive new training program teaches construction and renovation workers [...]

Annual Inspection Certification (AIC) Compliance Dates Extended

Please note that the deadline for the AIC program is now September 30, 2010, for the creation of a web account and assignment of an inspector and December 30, 2010 for the submittal of the inspection results instead of the date of June 30, 2010. The AIC program has been extended to enable all participants [...]